Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora
Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination they have faced. Proposing a radical new conceptualization of Puerto Rican migration, he reveals how sexuality has shaped and defined the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.
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Chapter 1 The Persecution of Difference
Chapter 2 Autobiographical Writing and Shifting Migrant Experience
Chapter 3 Womens Bodies Lesbian Passions
Chapter 4 Visual Happenings Queer Imaginings
Chapter 5 Nuyorico and the Utopias of the Everyday
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